22 May 2006

TCP ports on Nokia S60 Symbian smartphones are secure

A guy from allaboutsymbian have tested S60 phones internet security on TCP protocol. He has tested TCP/IP ports connection attempts and has investigated that they resisting all attempts at unwanted communication from the outside world. I think it's because Symbian don't have any TCP/IP-server services runnig in the system.

19 May 2006

Xcode Plugin for Symbian OS

Want to develop on Mac OS X for Symbian? The only way is Xcode Plugin. By using this plugin you can:
- import MMP files into Xcode projects;
- work with multiple Symbian SDKs - UIQ, S60, Series 80;
The plugin is freeware. More info under this link

18 May 2006

Nokia N90 UMTS Tri-Band cameraphone

Lets review fetures of this not really new but still very useful cameraphone based on Symbian v8.1 and S60 2nd Edition with Feature Pack 3.

Operating frequency
- Dual mode WCDMA/GSM and triband GSM coverage on up to five continents (GSM 900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100 networks)
-Automatic switching between bands and modes

-Volume: 126cc
-Weight: 173g
-Length: 112mm
-Width (max): 51mm
-Thickness (max): 24mm

Display and User Interface
-Active matrix 65,536 colour cover display (128 x 128 pixels)
-2.1 inch active matrix 262,144 colour main display (352 x 416 pixels)
-Automatic brightness control for main display
-Five-way scroll key, two soft keys, application key, edit and clear keys, send and end keys, additional softkeys for landscape mode
-Dedicated key for voice dialling and voice commands
-Dedicated key for image capture and video record

Other functions
- RealPlayer Media Player
-Up to 31 MB of internal dynamic memory for contacts, text messages, multimedia messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list and applications
-Expandable memory: 64 MB Reduced Size Dual Voltage MultiMediaCard (MMC)
-Hot swap slot for easy MMC card insertion and removal

-Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology v.1.2
-USB 2.0 full speed via Pop-Port™ interface
-Nokia PC Suite connectivity with USB and Bluetooth wireless technology
-Local synchronisation of contacts and calendar to a compatible PC using compatible connection

-WAP 2.0 XHTML/HTML multimode browser
-Improved Web compatibility with support for HTML 4.01, including support for elements such as image maps, background images, and frames
-Support for a subset of JavaScript 1.5, which includes the most commonly used functions found on the Internet
-File upload over HTTP using standard HTML forms

Data Transfer
-WCDMA 2100 with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed UL/DL= 128/384kbps, CS max speed 64kpbs)
-EGPRS, class B, multislot class 10
-Speech codecs: FR, EFR, WCDMA, and GSM AMR

The smallest of Nokia E-series Nokia E50

Nokia has announced the addition to the Nokia Eseries family, the Nokia E50. With excellent voice, email and data capabilities, the Nokia E50 offers enterprises a cost-efficient way to extend mobility to a broader range of employees, enabling them to access company telephony and business applications whenever required.  Just as importantly the globally-viable Nokia E50 device is easily and securely managed by a company's IT department through Intellisync Device Management solution.

With classic Nokia design, the small, sleek, and stylish Nokia E50 is also designed for people who want a single phone for both business and leisure use. The device comes equipped with pre-installed business applications, exceptional voice and calling functionality, and the ability to have two phone numbers in one phone, while lifestyle features include an MP3 player and optionally a 1.3 mega pixel camera.

Built on S60 3rd edition smartphone platform and Symbian OS 9, the Nokia E50 supports popular corporate mobile email solutions, including Intellisync Wireless Email by Nokia, BlackBerry Connect, Visto Mobile, Altexia, and Microsoft ActiveSync. The thinnest Nokia Eseries quad-band phone (EGSM 850/900/1800/1900), the Nokia E50 supports GSM networks worldwide, offering clear phone calls and rich voice and calling functionalities. With up to six hours of uptime, the Nokia E50 offers significantly high battery performance for such a small phone.

The Nokia E50 comes with a set of pre-installed business applications that help increase the productivity of mobile professionals. The Nokia Team Suite, part of the Nokia Office Tools offering, helps to facilitate conference calls and to initiate push-to-talk sessions with selected team members easily and fast, through a built-in speakerphone. The Nokia E50 also includes a search function enabling fast queries into critical data such as, contacts, emails and messages. Important business attachments received via email, such as documents, presentations, and spreadsheets, can be swiftly accessed via the Quickoffice viewer.

The Intellisync Device Management offered by Nokia enables remote enterprise grade device management, without additional client software installation, on OMA DM capable devices such as the Nokia Eseries. For IT administrators, an easy-to-use administrative web-interface allows remote management of OMA DM compliant business devices, with access to a device management server located either within a company's own premises or at a service provider's facilities.

Nokia E50 features
- GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS and EDGE
- TFT- QVGA display (240х320 pix) 262К colors
- 1,3-Mp camera (optional)
- MP3 and AAC audio player
- Streaming video and audio ( (3GPP and RealMedia))
- Up to 70 Mb embedded memory
- microSD cards slot (TransFlash)
- Pop-Port, USB, Bluetooth 2.0 and IrDA
- E-mail (POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP), XHTML and HTML browser
- Instant Messaging and Presence Services IMPS 1.2
- Size 113х43,5х15,5mm
- Weight 104g

A complete list of the Nokia E50 features and technical specifications can be found at www.nokia.com/business.

Photos of the Nokia E50 can be found at www.nokia.com/press. Video of the Nokia Eseries can be found at www.nokia.com/press/broadcastroom

12 May 2006

Opera Mobile 8.60 Web Browser for Symbian Series 60

Opera Software have released Opera Mobile 8.60. It is my favorite browser for my Nokia 6630 phone. The most cool feature is Opera's Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology, which refits Web pages to the width of the mobile screen.

Opera Mobile 8.60 is designed for the new Symbian 9, S60 3rd Edition phones, featured on handsets such as the Nokia 3250, N91, N80, N71, E60, E61 and E71. It also supports all current Symbian S60 2nd Edition mobile devices.

New features of version 8.60
- Symbian 9, S60 3rd Edition compatible
- Auto-completion for URL entry
- Password manager for easy logins
- New and improved smooth scrolling
- Updated user interface with new skin
- Open and toggle up to four windows, each with separate settings for zoom levels and display options
- Read and bookmark newsfeeds
- Send images as MMS or save to phone gallery

Version 8.60 available here

06 May 2006

Opera Releases Mini 2.0

Now with Opera Mini 2.0, users can download mp3s, pictures and videos directly onto their phones. Also they can buy content via sms automatically. Opera Mini 2.0 is free and works on any Java enabled phone.

05 May 2006

Mobile Web Server on Nokia S60 mobile phones

Nokia have ported open-source HTTP server Apache to Symbian. Also they have ported mod_python and integrated it with Python for S60.

Learn more about Apache on Symbian here.

SoonR Talk

Simple and nice idea:
1. Click on the buddy you want to talk to.
2. SoonR Talk will tell your PC to call your mobile phone using SkypeOut.
3. Then SoonR Talk will instruct Skype to call your buddy, placing you in a conference.

Will Skype fight with it?